Network World 200: How the biggest network companies measure up 04/24/06

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LIKE A RITE OF SPRING, the NW200 has marked the industry's ups and downs for the last dozen Aprils. This year's list shows an industry in robust health. But it also registers one with changing dynamics. As the biggest companies keep bulking up, will they collapse under their own weight or blossom into fuller glory? We offer in-depth analysis to shed light on such questions.

BETH SCHULTZ, editor, Signature Series
+Sizing up the NW200North America's largest network companies saw collective revenue up 11%, and 70% posted profits.
+The NW200, alphabetical listing. Download the entire list.+The NW200, company list by revenue.+Terabeam tops three fastest-growth measures.+Fun facts: NW200 metrics compared to miscellaneous facts & figures.COMPARE-O-MATIC

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NW200 companies in-depth

+Avaya bets on Web servicesAllotting 90% of R&D spending to software, Avaya aims to deliver IP telephony features as Web services. +NetApp's bid for gridNetApp wants to parlay its strong NAS base into a leadership position in storage grids. +RSA ups the token anteWell entrenched in the enterprise market, RSA pushes authentication deep into applications and devices.
+10 start-ups to watchWith cool technologies and growing businesses, these start-ups may one day be eligible for the NW200. +Where are they now?We update the status of our 2005 Start-ups To Watch picks. +Network vendors in the private sectorThese three privately held companies stand out in an industry dominated by public giants and venture-funded start-ups.
+CEO secretsFrom business meetings in Paris to morning tai-chi, nine NW200 CEOs tell us what makes them tick.  


The NW200 issue one of six bimonthly supplements providing insights, opinions and information on the biggest trends shaping the networked world. Next up is the You Issue, coming July 24th.

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